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Nonclassical amplitude-squeezed light generated by semiconductor quantum well lasers
Author(s): Daniel C. Kilper; Michael J. Freeman; Duncan G. Steel; Richard R. Craig; Donald R. Scifres
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Paper Abstract

Amplitude-squeezed light has been generated by semiconductor quantum well lasers in numerous optical configurations, at both room and cryogenic temperatures. Various intensity noise sources associated with nonideal laser operation, in particular mode partition and polarization-dependent noise, can introduce intensity fluctuations that limit or remove amplitude squeezing. We discuss amplitude noise reduction in low-temperature free-running and injection-locking laser configurations and room-temperature injection locking and external-cavity laser configurations. Drive-current modulation with a nonclassical SNR improvement is achieved with an injection-locked laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2378, Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction, (26 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208246
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel C. Kilper, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Michael J. Freeman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Duncan G. Steel, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Richard R. Craig, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Donald R. Scifres, SDL, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2378:
Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction
Yaakov Shevy, Editor(s)

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